ISLAMABAD: Asad Umer, Federal Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar today said Pakistan had hit the target of administering one million Covid-19 vaccination doses in a day.
The minister said in a tweet: “I am happy to report that the target we had set for 1 million vaccinations in a day was crossed yesterday with 10 lakh 72 thousand vaccinations. All federating entities contributed with Punjab, Sindh, KP and Islamabad all doing record numbers. Amazing performance by all involved.”
Asad Umer further said Islamabad has become the first city in Pakistan with a population of 1 million or more to get 50pc of its eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose while Peshawar and Rawalpindi 35pc, Faisalabad 28pc, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot and Sargodha 27pc, Karachi 26pc and Hyderabad 25pc.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) — the nerve centre of Pakistan’s Covid response — a total of 31,929,581 doses of Covid vaccines had been administered across Pakistan as of Monday, with 1,072,342 doses administered the very day.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan also confirmed the milestone and congratulated “all who have made this happen.”
Till today, Pakistan has reported 23,529 deaths and 1.04 million cases of infections. More than 0.944 million people have recovered from the Covid while many are in the critical condition.